Interviewing for a job in Industry, then what?

Workshop Outline

Learn the critical steps to ensuring you put your best step forward for any interview for a position in industry and secure your place with your employer in those vital first few months. This workshop walks you through how to get the job you want with a number of simple but often overlooked steps. Get tailored advice on how best apply for a job, prepare for an interview and what to do to impress your new employer in your new position. This workshop includes tips on your CV, common practices in the hiring processes, how to make yourself stand out, what to do (and even more importantly what not to do) when applying for a job.

  • What is the hiring process like
  • Importance of networking at meetings
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to try and impress in the first few months

Workshop Leader

Prof. Murray W. Hitzman

MURRAY W. HITZMAN has B.A. degrees in geology and anthropology from Dartmouth College (1976), an M.S. in geology from University of Washington (1978), and a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University (1983).  He worked in the petroleum and minerals industries from 1976 to 1993 primarily doing mineral exploration worldwide and was largely responsible for Chevron Corporation’s Lisheen Zn-Pb-Ag deposit discovery in Ireland (1990).  Dr. Hitzman served in Washington, D.C. as a policy analyst in both the U.S. Senate (1993-94) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1994-96). In 1996 he was named the Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and served as head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering from 2002-07. His research in economic geology at CSM was focused on the Central African Copperbelt especially as regards salt tectonics.  In 2016 he joined the U.S. Geological Survey as the Associate Director for Energy and Minerals and served until late December 2017. In early 2018 he became the Science Foundation Ireland Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at University College Dublin, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre for Research on Applied Geoscience (iCRAG). He has previously served on the boards of a number of junior mineral exploration and mining companies and currently serves as technical advisor for the private company KoBold, focused on cobalt exploration. He has received a number of awards including the Chevron Chairman’s award for the Lisheen discovery (1992),  the SEG Silver Medal (1999), the Daniel C. Jackling Award by Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and the Des Pretorius Award by the Geological Society of South Africa (both 2015), and the Haddon Forrester King Medal by the Australian Academy of Sciences (2016).